Enter the Maryland Natural Resource Photo Contest

The 18th Annual Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Photo Contest is live now through Aug. 5, 2021. 

The Maryland DNR wants to see your photographs of the beautiful parts of nature you have captured. Prizes are offered to the top three submissions and all winners will be featured in the department’s 2022 wall calendar and published in the Maryland Natural Resource magazine.

According to the Maryland DNR website:

The four contest categories are seasonal: winter, spring, summer, and fall. First, second, and third place winners are selected for each seasonal category.

As this is a natural resources-focused contest, we suggest you follow the following guidelines when selecting a subject matter: Birds, Insects, Flora, Recreation, Scenic Landscapes, Weather and Wonder, and Wildlife. Photos that highlight native species (plants, animals, insects) will be given preference in selection.

In addition to the winners chosen by the department there will be a “Fan Favorite” selected by popular vote on Facebook. The photo with the most “likes” will also be printed in the calendar and magazine.

Learn more about the contest details, rules, and prizes.

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